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Sen. Grassley Opposes Short-Term Extension of EB-5, but Big Money Prevails

It looks like there will be another short-term extension of the main part of the controversial EB-5 (immigrant investor) program, but this time over the vigorous objections of the chairman of the Senate committee in charge of such things, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa).

That extension, if it occurs, will be part of the omnibus spending bill and will extend the life of the program, now due to end on March 23, until September 30. There have been about half a dozen of these short-term extensions in recent years.

Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas ICE-Detainer Mandate

The circuit court held that the lower court had erred in holding that state and local officers could only arrest aliens where there was a probable cause of criminality, writing that such a claim is "patently at odds with immigration law and procedure; civil removal proceedings necessarily contemplate detention absent proof of criminality."

E-Verify Continues to Grow

Since its inception, E-Verify has been one of the most successful tools available to address illegal employment, which is widely acknowledged as the primary motivation for illegal immigration. The Center's new Data Portal for government statistics includes noteworthy current data showing continued growth in E-Verify usage.

Topics: E-Verify

'Abolish ICE!'

Just when you think the far left can't get any more unhinged from the rest of American society, various media outlets are reporting that there is a growing movement among progressive activists pressuring Democrats to publicly call for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the arm of the federal government that conducts immigration enforcement in the interior of the United States.

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